THE ultimate netball showdown is headed for Leongatha this Sunday, June 14.
Rising young netball stars are readying for the 2015 Netball Victoria Association Championships at the Leongatha courts.
The 2015 Netball Victoria Association Championships, now in its 16th year of competition, provides players from Victoria’s 225 netball associations the opportunity to compete in what has become a crucial part of the Netball Victoria talent pathway, as well as assisting in the development of coaches, umpires and officials.
The championships will play off in the six zones – the Leongatha event encompassing the Eastern Zone, that is associations from the six Gippsland shires.
Three age groups, Under 13s, Under 15s and Under 17s will play in two division championships and reserves to win a spot in the play-offs against other zones.
“The two grand final teams in each championship division will go on to the finals held at the Waverley Netball Centre in Melbourne on Sunday, June 28,” Netball Victoria Regional Development Manager (East) Judi Buhagiar said.
“There they will play-off against the finalists from the other five zones.
“All up there are 42 teams competing this year.
“It is an important part of the netball talent pathway, particularly for the Under 15 players.
“Lumo energy is giving $500 to the winning Under 15 championship team to help get them to Melbourne, to help with transport and uniforms.”
Come along and watch some fast and furious netball at the Leongatha Recreation Reserve Courts (Leongatha and District Netball Association courts) on Sunday, June 14 and cheer along the girls.